How to put the baby to sleep
Mar 15, 2018
Kids are very resourceful about how to get away from a quiet hour. During the day, you calculate how much your ego spent your energy on games and hooliganism, and then wait for him to collapse into bed and fall asleep, just touching the pillow. Nothing like this. In children 2-3 years of reluctance to go to bed is very common. At this age, the children have already studied the fact that they have every right to command everything around them. They grab for this right at any opportunity. Do not be surprised that your little hooligan is doing everything possible to not go to bed in the evening.
In the daily routine of the child there should be moments that will set the child to sleep. Bounce off from the main things in the typical routine of the day: a fairy tale, washing, turning off the light. In such a ritual, give the child a chance to correct these rules himself. Maybe first he wants to change his clothes, and then brush his teeth, kiss you three times, not one. If the child whines, when you turn off the light and go to another room, explain that it's time to sleep and promise to return when the baby calms down. Promise to fulfill necessarily - go to see if the child has fallen asleep. There is another strategy. Put the child in bed and ask him to close his eyes, because it is time to sleep. Promise the kid that you will sit with him for another 10 minutes, until he falls asleep.
When a child has a large bed without partitions, he always tries to use his newfound freedom and at two o'clock in the morning gets into bed with his parents. Do not go on about your child, always bring him back to his bed. If you at least once allow him to stay, know that after that your bed will turn into a place of battles for many years. Alternatively, you can attach an unusual bell to your bedroom door to hear the tomboy go into the bedroom. So you will have time to react quickly and return the child to your room before he can get into the parent's bed. Take the baby to his bed and sit next to him for a while.
Over time, children refuse from a quiet hour, as they begin to feel more independent, and their need for daytime sleep changes. In fact, children can not refuse a day's rest at least up to five years. If you go to the baby on occasion, then by the evening you will receive an overworked child who will not be able to fall asleep quickly. You must ignore the time. After the child grows up, he no longer needs to go to bed at the same time during the day. Pay attention to signs of fatigue in the baby - inattention, irritability, whimper. Arrange the children's siesta: slide the curtains tightly, sing a lullaby or read a fairy tale. If the child completely refuses to fall asleep, ask him to quietly play in his room or just lie on the bed, since it's time to rest.